A TABIA driver in Labasa was hospitalised yesterday after the truck he was driving veered off the Lomaloma S-bend between Labasa and Savusavu.
Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the incident occurred at 10am on Tuesday.
Insp Sokomuri said the 29-year-old driver was with a passenger who resided in Tabia.
"The incident happened when the truck was travelling from Savusavu to Labasa and the driver lost control of the truck while ascending the hill," he said.
"The driver and the passenger of the truck jumped off the truck before it veered off the road about eight metres from the main highway.
"The driver is admitted at the surgical ward in Labasa Hospital under critical condition while the passenger has been treated and sent home."